Black, blonde, brunette, white, red, platinum blonde – these are just some of the wig colour options that you can choose from. If you’re wearing a wig to totally change up your look, you may want to choose a hair colour that’s completely different from the hue of your natural locks. If you’re wearing an extension, on the other hand, you do need to choose a shade that is close to your natural hair colour. In the following section, we will dish out tips on how you can select the perfect colour when buying a wig.    

Tips for Choosing the Perfect Wig Colour 

The biggest mistake that you can make when wearing a wig is choosing a hair colour that does not suit you. To avoid this from happening, here are a few tips on how you can choose the perfect wig colour: 

Look through the swatches available in the website or store where you are buying a wig from. When you visit sites like or visit a brick-and-mortar wig shop, you should be able to access a colour swatch. This will give you an idea about the different colours available, how dark a red or brunette shade is, or how light platinum blonde is. After seeing the colour swatches, you will have a better idea about which wig colour will best suit you. 

Narrow down your choices to the styles that you love. If you don’t mind wearing a wig in a colour that is completely opposite your natural locks’ hues, simply narrow down your choices to wigs with the styles that you love. Try them on, and make a final decision from there. 

Use your skin colouring as a basis for deciding which wig colour to choose. To determine whether you have warm or cool colouring, look at your hair under sunlight using a handheld mirror. If you see traces of red, yellow or orange, it means that you have warm colouring. Those who see green, purple or blue tones have cool colouring. So which wig colours are perfect for people with warm hair colour? Caramel, bronze or shades that are lighter than their skin colour are suitable. Those who have cool colouring can stick to wigs which have a more natural shade like coffee brown, blue-black or ash brown. 

You can also use your eye colour as basis when choosing a wig. There are also stylists who choose a wig colour based on the hue of the wearer’s eyes. Blue-eyed individuals will stand out wearing a red wig. Those with dark eye colours can choose wigs in a contrasting light shade. 

Of course, you can always go as loud as you want when it comes to choosing a wig hair colour. If you want to feel like a pop star and choose bubble gum pink or electric blue wigs like Nicki Minaj or Katy Perry, what’s stopping you?